Kolam is a form of drawing that is drawn by using rice flour/chalk/chalk powder/rock powder often using naturally/synthetically colored powders as Wikipedia says. A Kolam is a geometrical line drawing composed of curved loops, which is drawn around a grid pattern of dots. In South India it is widely practiced by female Hindu family members in front of their houses. More complex Kolams are drawn and colors are often added during holiday occasions and special events.

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In this tutorial we will create a simple yet beautiful circular African pattern in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll use basic shapes to create various spiritual symbols such as the ankh cross and cowrie shells. Then we’ll combine them into a neat composition, forming a seamless pattern that will fit perfectly as a wallpaper, prints, on a shirt, or any other things you would like to use this for. Let’s get started!

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In this tutorial, I will teach you how to create an African celebratory pattern in Adobe Illustrator. To bring this pattern to life, we’ll create different elementsthat represent African culturesuch as sacredAfrican symbols, shapes, and silhouettes, and then we’ll combine all the elements to create a seamless pattern. Excited? Let’s get started then!

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